Who Am I?
Hello, my name is Joel and my art signature is ManoloJolinsky. I am a U.S. Navy Disabled Veteran. I have been welding all my life, even before I joined the U.S. Navy. I grew up learning how to weld in my parents welding business in La Puente California and went to Don Bosco Technical Institute. I studied Manufacturing Technology at Don Bosco and went into the Navy in July of 1985. I was assigned to the Submarine Repair Ship USS Dixon AS-37, where I learned about INTEGRITY, LOYALTY, QUALITY CONTROL AND PRIDE OF WORKMANSHIP. I received an Honorable Discharge in July of 1993, having served 8 years.
I went into the work Industry as a Welding Technician where I engaged in various advance technical welding assignments in Aerospace, Aircraft, Nuclear and Commercial welding. As my Veterans Health Disabilities became more complex I tapered down in the welding assignments as a Welding Technician and turned to Welding Art for therapy. I told myself I needed to keep my mind focused on some of my passions which has always been metal art. I took up Photography and decided to put my Photography and welding together and here we are WELDED WALL ART by MANOLOJOLINSKY.
Stainless Steel is one of the hardest materials to work with. It is commonly used in aerospace and in commercial food industries. Its brilliant finish provides beautiful art pieces when properly jeweled.
Joel has recently been elected to the Greater Riverside Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and volunteers much of his time towards the advancement of small business in Riverside County.
Joel fights with his chronic disabilities but when he feels good, Joel enjoys capturing nature with his camera in San Bernardino National Forest.
As a US VETERAN I never thought too much about being disabled, I finished my Military Service and discharged with extreme health conditions as a non combat disabled veteran. I joined various nonprofit organizations when I realized I had medical health issues and tried to assimilate into the business community. I stay active in the community by serving in the local American Legion Posts and local chambers of Commerce. I find myself inching away slowly trying to relearn how to run a small/micro business. Thank you for your support.